Aurora City Start of Term Question (November 2012)

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An Aurora City Start of Term Question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the city of Aurora which is in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, where it was approved.

This measure sought to change when the city Mayor and council members would start their new terms of office. This would be for new members election, their swear in date would be pushed back to their first regular meeting of the council which is in December. The purpose of moving the start date of new terms back is to allow for additional time for old members to wrap up old business and new members to get acquainted with the new positions.[1][2]

Election results

Aurora City Question 2A
Approveda Yes 87,742 77.64%

Election results from Adams County, Unofficial Election Results Summary, Arapaho County, Unofficial Election Results Summary and Douglas County Current Election Results Summary.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall section 3-5(a) of the Aurora City Charter be amended to provide that the terms of the mayor and each councilmember shall begin at the commencement of the first regular council meeting in December after election in the year elected?

Yes No[2][3]


  1. Aurora Sentinel, "Ballot could be crowded with bevy of issues to be decided by voters," April 20, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adams County Elections, Current Measures
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.